Antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery.

  • Ronald T. Lewis
  • Published 1981 in
    Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de…


This review examines the principles and practice of antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery. Such prophylaxis is required to decrease the frequency of postoperative infection in most patients with clean-contaminated and contaminated wounds, to prevent infrequent but devastating infection of prostheses in cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery and to prevent… (More)


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